Welcome to Your Special Needs Directory List
When you’re caring for a family member with special needs, having extra help is always appreciated. Here you’ll find an abundance of useful resources to help you in every aspect of the care and development of your loved one.
Aaron R. Feldman, Esq., Feldman Law Group
Aaron Feldman is a member of the American Society of Special Needs Planners and his practice focuses on your needs and the special needs of your child. His office handles all aspects of Estate Planning and Conservatorships as well as advising clients with respect to benefits programs.
1855 Olympic Boulevard, Suite 125 Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Adams & Associates
Timothy A. Adams & Associates, APLC, is a special education law firm in Orange County serving special needs children and their families. We have a proven record of excellence in representing clients throughout California. Our primary areas of practice include: Special Education (IEPs, Mediation, Resolution Meetings and Due Process Hearings) Regional Center Law (Lanterman Act Fair Hearings) Conservatorships Special Education Appellate Advocacy.
1930 Old Tustin Avenue, Suite A Santa Ana, CA 92705
Alder & Robb, P.C.
Parents with special needs children face significant challenges in providing for the future care of their special child, which is why we do everything we can to make this process as easy as possible for you. Our objective is to free parents from the worry and concern they will have about their child’s future and empower them to make the very best decisions possible about how to protect their child for life. From special needs planning to guardianships, we give you the piece of mine that your special child will be provided for in the manner you desire.
623 E. 2100 South Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Allied Law Group
My law firm obtains documents from government agencies (including school districts) under laws such as the Freedom of Information Act. We find “smoking gun” documents you can use to advocate for your special needs loved one. My son has special needs so I know what you’re going through.
6351 Seaview Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107
Altman & Associates
Altman & Associates is an award-winning estate planning law firm serving Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. Since 1996, we have utilized a unique blend of legal, tax, and financial expertise to provide our clients with thoroughly considered solutions in the areas of estate and legacy planning, tax planning, business planning, trust and probate administration, estate and fiduciary services, charitable planning, IRA and retirement planning, pre-marital planning, special needs planning and asset protection.
10440 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, Maryland 21044
Andrew H Hook, Esq. Oast & Hook PC
Oast & Hook is an Elder Law firm. We represent older persons, disabled persons, their families, and their advocates. The practice of Elder Law includes estate planning, investment and insurance advice, estate and trust administration, powers of attorney, advance medical directives, titling of assets and designations of beneficiaries, guardianships, conservatorships, and public entitlements such as Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and SSI, disability planning, income tax planning and preparation, bill paying and account management and reporting, care management, and fiduciary services. We also handle litigation involving these issues, such as will contests and estate administration disputes.
295 Bendix Road, Suite 170 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452-1294
Anne McGee Green, Anderson Desimone and Green
100% Estate Planning and Elder Law Anderson, Desimone & Green, PC provides comprehensive Estate Planning and Administration services to clients throughout Southwest Virginia. We devote 100% of our law practice to Estate Planning (Wills, Living Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Probate) and Elder Law (Guardianships, Asset Protection and Medicaid Planning). We are not a general practice law firm, but focus exclusively on planning and settling your affairs. We provide innovative, cutting edge solutions for you.
4923 Colonial Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24018
Attorneys for Children
Attorneys for Children represents children with special needs and advocates on their behalf for special education services. Attorneys for Children provides legal representation of children in connection with special education needs, pediatric personal injury and malpractice, guardianship, and custody issues.
Autism Advocacy & Law Center, LLC
When you have a child who has a disability you are confronted by many challenges. Our philosophy is to confront each of these challenges head on. Our mission is to provide specialized and expert legal advocacy to help you navigate each of these challenges. So that you can be confident that you’ve done all you can for your child. Our legal services include: Supplemental Needs Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Wills and Estate Planning, Guardianship, Alternatives to Guardianship, Private Insurance Appeals, Public Health Care Coverage Appeals, Special Education Law, Medical Assistance, Social Security, Probate, Public Policy, Criminal Defense, Family Law (Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Parenting), General counsel for disability organizations.
212 2ND ST. SE, SUITE 220 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55414
Baily B Liipfert, III, Esq., Craige, Brawley, Liipfert & Walker LLP
Biography: Born: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, October 28, 1961; Educated: University of North Carolina (A.B., 1984); Campbell University (J.D., cum laude, 1991); Campbell Law Review 1989-1991; Research Editor, 1990-1991; Member: Forsyth County, North Carolina (Member, Section Chairman, Elder Law Section) and American Bar Associations; North Carolina State Bar; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Languages: German and Russian. Practice Areas: Elder Law, Long Term Care, Medicaid Planning, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Special Needs Trust, Trust Administration, Guardianship Administration.
110 Oakwood Drive, Suite 300 Winston-Salem, NC 27103-1958
Barbara Hughes, Esq., Hill, Glowacki, Jaeger & Hughes, LLP
Barbara S. Hughes is a partner with the firm. Her practice emphasizes estate planning (including disability trusts), probate and trust administration, marital property, and elder law. She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Chicago (1964, 1968) and her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School (1986).
2010 Eastwood Drive Suite 201 Madison, Wisconsin 53704
Barbara Isenhour Esq., Isenhour Bleck PLLC
Isenhour Bleck, PLLC is recognized throughout the State of Washington for our expertise in the area of government benefits for the elderly and disabled. We also work with clients of all ages on their estate planning issues.
Suite 2020, 1200 Fifth Avenue Seattle WA 98101
Battaglia & Waltari
Battaglia & Waltari specializes in the establishment of both first party & third party SNT’s, public benefits and guardianships.
9903 Business Park Ave., San Diego, CA 92131
Bernard A Krooks Esq., Littman Krooks LLP
Littman Krooks LLP is uniquely positioned to provide our clients with the quality of legal services customarily associated with large New York law firms, while also providing the personal attention and service that only small law firms can provide. The partners of the Firm have substantial experience in corporate and securities law, litigation and arbitration, real estate law and finance, and elder law, tax, trusts and estate matters, obtained at a number of New York leading law firms. We are able to combine the sophisticated legal advice and high level of legal intellect, expertise and innovation ordinarily associated with large law firms, with the personal attention, responsiveness and close lines of communication featured by smaller firms all on a more economical basis. These ingredients, which are the cornerstone of effective representation and are so necessary to a successful lawyer/client relationship, have become the foundation of the Firm’s success.
655 Third Avenue New York, New York 10017
Bradley J Frigon Esq., Attorney at Law
The Law Offices of Bradley J. Frigon located in Englewood, Colorado, offers services in the preparation of wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, health care proxies, living wills, life insurance trusts, durable powers of attorney, and other estate planning documents. We will develop a comprehensive estate plan for you and your family. Our focus is on minimizing estate taxes, preserving assets from catastrophic health care costs, and ensuring your continued security for the future. We can also advise you with respect to nursing home issues, long-term health care issues and gift and estate tax matters. We can assist in putting your affairs in order so as to minimize will contests and other problems that may occur at death.
6500 South Quebec Street Suite 330, Englewood, CO 80111
Brian K Carroll, Esq., Johnson, Carroll, Norton, Kent, & Straus PC
As a full service law firm, Johnson Carroll Norton Kent & Straus represents individuals and businesses in a variety of legal matters, including real estate, business, personal injury, general litigation, mineral law and estate planning. The attorneys at Johnson Carroll Norton Kent & Straus have distinguished themselves academically, professionally and in their community. Johnson Carroll Norton Kent & Straus is dedicated to providing high quality legal services in a cost effective manner.
2230 West Franklin Street Evansville, IN 47719
California Special Needs Law Group
Helping families and children with special needs navigate the complex field of special education law. This law firm was created specifically to provide excellent legal representation at an affordable cost. Please visit our website for more information.
1901 Newport Blvd. Suite 350 Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Calvin C Curtis, Esq., Attorney at Law, PLLC
Calvin C. Curtis is Utah’s preeminent attorney in elder law, special needs trusts, and estate planning for seniors and for families with a family member with a disability. His practice is limited to the following areas of law: Elder law, “First party” special needs trust, “Third party” special needs trust, Estate planning, Estate and trust administration, Guardianships and conservatorships, Veterans benefits, federal tax disputes. Cal is a member of the prestigious Special Needs Alliance, a national network of select attorneys focusing on special needs trusts. Cal is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), and is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Cal is also the program chair for the annual “Utah Elder Law, Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning” seminar, held each fall in Salt Lake City.
299 S Main St., Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Charles F Robinson, Esq., Law Offices of
Charlie and his staff at the Law Offices of Charles F. Robinson are personally and professionally committed to serving the needs of our clients and their families. We believe it is our obligation to stay current on laws and regulations affecting our clients, to anticipate changes in the law, and to advocate for responsible, fair and realistic improvements in the system. We offer comprehensive asset protection planning for the elderly and the incapacitated. We offer expertise in the rules and regulations of the Florida Medicaid Institutional Care Program (nursing homes). We offer years of experience and hundreds of successfully completed Medicaid applications. We offer estate planning and death planning as part of our asset protection planning process. We offer asset and trust administration for those who are unable or unwilling to manage. We offer our services either in person at our office or anywhere in the state of Florida by skilled use of the telephone, e-mail, and mail delivery.
410 South Lincoln Avenue Clearwater, Florida 33756-5826
Chevalier, Ginn, Shirooni & Kruer, P.S.C.
Chevalier, Ginn, Shirooni & Kruer provides a full range of legal services and specializes in special education law. Located in the Greater Cincinnati area, we advocate for and defend students with special needs all across Kentucky.
2216 Dixie Highway Suite 202 Fort Mitchell, KY 41017
Craig David Becker, Attorney at Law, LCC
Craig David Becker, Esquire practices Education Law and Criminal Defense. He practices Special Education Law, representing students who have been denied an appropriate and effective education. He also represents students in disciplinary actions. In addition, Mr. Becker represents adults and juveniles in all facets of criminal defense. He represents clients throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
1288 Route 73 South Suite 301 Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Craig W. Watson, Esq., Attorney at Law
Our firm handles legal matters in the following practice areas: Elder Law, Medicaid Eligibility, Wills, Estate Tax Planning, Trusts, Guardianship, Probate, Trust Litigation, Will Contests, Business Law, Asset Protection, Corporate Law, Partnerships, Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations, Federal Taxation.
805 North Travis Street Suite 400 Sherman, Texas 75090
Damon W. Doucet
700 Stonehenge Parkway, 2B, Dublin, OH 43017
Daniel M. Ajello
Special Needs Estate Planning legal and advocacy services. Attorney admitted in New York and New Jersey. He is also a parent of a handicapped child and licensed New York City teacher.
Daniel O. Hands, P.C.
Daniel O. Hands is founder and President of Daniel O. Hands, P.C., a law firm in Oak Brook, Illinois that concentrates its practice in the area of estate planning. The firm represents clients in the areas of Wills, Trusts, charitable gift planning, asset protection planning, business succession planning, Medicaid planning and planning for families with special needs children Daniel earned his undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana. He has spoken to national conferences, continuing legal education classes and numerous public seminars on Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning and Asset Protection. Daniel has over 33 years of experience practicing law. He is a member of the Illinois Bar Association and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is a charter member and former member of the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. Daniel lives in Clarendon Hills, Illinois has been happily married to Cherie for 30 years. They have two daughters, Christine and Melissa.
1301 West 22nd St. Suite 603 Oak Brook, IL 60523
DayOne Reliance Incorporated
DayOne Reliance is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that establishes special needs trust for families of individuals with special needs through education and case management without jeopardizing eligibility for government benefits or entitlements.
551 East Fabyan Parkway Geneva, IL 60134
Dennis J Christensen, Esq., P.A.
Dennis James Christensen is a solo practitioner with an office in the Charleston, South Carolina area. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Marquette University School of Law. Dennis concentrates his practice in the areas of elder law and estate planning. He is currently a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and is currently a member of its Board of Directors.
260 W Coleman Blvd, Suite D, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Diann Jones, Parent/Advocate – Estate Planning for Special Needs
Located in Delaware, Diann Jones, MBA, has deep roots in advocacy in the disability community as a parent, advocate, professional and positive change agent. She does not charge for calls or conferences with fellow parents and extended extended families of children and/or adults with disabilities. Diann assists their parents and family members through the necessary steps to plan for a lifetime of proper supports using person-centered planning techniques. By taking this approach in assisting other families with their special needs estate plans, she makes certain that anyone who may need her services can take advantage of her experience — regardless of their financial status or situation. Her mission is clear: To help others navigate the complex maze of obtaining resources, understand government benefit eligibility and implement a plan that will accommodate the current and future needs of their loved one with a disability.
226 Horseshoe Drive Middletown, DE 19709
Dick Terrell Brown, Brown & Lacallade, P.C., Austin, TX
Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Dick limits his practice to helping families and small businesses deal with today’s needs and plan for tomorrow’s. Planning for special families is a gratifying part of this practice. It provides the special family with a clear path to follow to meet the financial and legal challenges that they and their special person must overcome to ensure that access to public benefits is preserved and the highest possible quality of life for their special person is secured. Guardianship, Medicaid planning, and special needs trusts are employed as appropriate.
1250 S. Capital of Texas Hwy. Austin, Texas 78746
Disability Law Center
The Disability Law Center (DLC) is a private non-profit organization. We are designated as the Protection and Advocacy agency for the state of Utah to protect the rights of people with disabilities in Utah. Our Mission is to enforce and strengthen laws that protect the opportunities, choices and legal rights of people with disabilities in Utah.
205 North 400 West Salt Lake City, Utah 84103
Mediation and IEP team facilitation with expertise in special education, disability, and IDEA law. We work throughout the Pacific Northwest. In Oregon, the State may pay our fees through the Oregon Department of Education special education mediators roster.
Portland, OR 97281
Education Law Resource Center and NHEdLaw, LLC.
NHEdLaw’s mission is to improve the quality of education for all students by providing information, training and resources.
Edward V Wilcenski, Esq., Jones & Wilcenski, PLLC
EDWARD V. WILCENSKI, Esq., is a co-owner and co-manager of the law firm of Jones & Wilcenski PLLC. He practices in the areas of Special Needs Estate Planning, Trust & Estate Administration, and Elder Law and Long Term Care Planning. He holds the highest rating for both expertise and ethics awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, the independent rating service of the legal profession. He is a graduate of Albany Law School, and received his Bachelor of Science in economics, magna cum laude, from Siena College in Loudenville, New York.
5 Emma Lane Clifton Park, NY 12065
Emily A Donaldson, Stevens and Brand LLP
917 S.W. Topeka Blvd Topeka, KS 66612
Emily S Starr, Esq., Ciota, Starr & Vander Linden, LLP
Emily S. Starr, managing partner of the firm’s Elder & Disability Law Group, concentrates primarily in the areas of Medicaid and estate planning, special needs trusts, guardianship and probate. She has a particular interest in preservation of personal injury awards through the use of Special Needs Trusts and is counsel to personal injury lawyers, disabled individuals, and trustees. Ms. Starr is certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation  and is a member of the Special Needs Alliance.
625 Main Street Fitchburg, MA 01420
Emma Hemness, Attorney at Law
The law firm of Emma Hemness will provide confidential legal services to all of its clients. We will do so in a professional and dignified manner and will provide competent legal advice for an affordable and reasonable fee.
309 N. Parsons Ave. Brandon, FL 33510
Ernest M Schlereth, Esq., Law Offices of
Many of the elderly and disabled are unable to pay for their own long term skilled care. Medicaid is a federal program, run by the state, that was established to assist those with financial limitations. In order to qualify for this program, a person’s finances must be within certain limits. Often times, people need legal advice as to how to manage their financial assets so as to safeguard their Medicaid eligibility. In cases like these, an attorney knowledgeable in Medicaid issues can be of help to you. Ernest M. Schlereth is dedicated to Disability and Public Benefits Law.
225 East Fireweed Lane, Suite 301 Anchorage, AK 99503
Evan Guthrie Law Firm
Evan Guthrie Law Firm is licensed to practice law throughout the state of South Carolina. The Evan Guthrie Law Firm practices in the areas of estate planning special needs planning probate personal injury accident and divorce and family law.
164 Market St #362 Charleston, SC 29401
Florida School Partners, P.L.
Allison Hertog is one of only handful of attorneys in the country with a masters degree in special education. She is a passionate advocate for disabled students of all ages and a fine lawyer. Licensed to practice law in New York and Florida.
1550 Madruga Avenue, Suite 333 Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Frank Dana, At Dana Law Firm
Our mission is to serve the legal needs of senior and disabled Americans and their families and particularly the legal problems of aging and disability, thereby enabling them to live happier and more productive lives to the extent of their capabilities.
15 Brendan Way, Suite 215 Greenville, South Carolina 29615
Frankel & Kershenbaum, LLC
Josh has extensive experience representing families and children with special needs, advising clients on all aspects of their children’s educational rights, including those under IDEA, Section 504, and other federal and state statutes. Josh represents clients at IEP meetings and Administrative Due Process hearings, in settlement negotiations with school districts, and at all stages of litigation. His Special Education clients benefit not only from his experience as an attorney, but also from the valuable perspective and knowledge he gained in his previous careers as a public elementary school teacher and as an advocate with the Pennsylvania Health Law Project. Josh trains parents, attorneys, and support professionals in special education law and advocacy, and teaches the Special Education Law seminar at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. Josh is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Legal Services for Exceptional Children Committee.
1230 County Line Road Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Future Care Planning Services
Assisting caregivers in planning for the future of their adult loved one with a disability. Development of a comprehensive Individulized Plan and Letter of Intent to insure the safety and security of your adult loved one with a disability.
1000 Elmwood Avenue Rochester, NY 14620
Geraldine E Champion, Esq., Law Offices of
Estate Planning Elder Law The Law Offices of Geraldine E. Champion is her to serve your needs and is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law.
182 South 10th Street Grover Beach, CA 93433
Guardianship and Advocacy Commission
Created in 1979, the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission protects the rights and promotes the welfare of persons with disabilities.
160 N La Salle Street Suite S500 Chicago Illinois 60601
H. Amos Goodall, CELA, Goodall & Yurchak, PC
Amos Goodall’s practice emphasizes Elder law and business organization, litigation and planning as well as real estate litigation. He advises persons and families with estate planning concerns, competency issues and estate administrations.Mr. Goodall has extensive involvement in community affairs.
328 South Atherton Street State College, PA 16801
Huffman Law Offices, P.C.
Law Firm concentrating in the areas of estate planning , elder law, and special needs planning. Multiple locations in Central Illinois. Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the National Care Planning Council.
2225 N. Center Street Maryville, IL 62062
Hyman Darling, Bacon & Wilson, PC
Hyman, Chairman of the Estate Planning, Elder Law Department is recognized as the area’s preeminent estate planner. His areas of expertise include all areas of estate planning, probate and elder law. Additional specialties include: Adoption and Real Estate.
33 State Street Springfield, MA, 01103
Irving Silver, Esq., Silver, Voit & Thompson
Silver, Voit & Thompson, P.C. practices in the following areas of law: General Civil Trial and Appellate Practice in all State and Federal Courts. Bankruptcy, Commercial, Corporate, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate Law.Irving Silver (Member) born Holyoke, Massachusetts, May 7, 1940; admitted to bar, 1965, Alabama. Education: University of Alabama (B.S., 1964; J.D., 1965). Trustee, Spring Hill College, Alabama Law Foundation. Past President, Estate Planning Council of Mobile and the Community Foundation of South Alabama. Member: Mobile Bar Association; Alabama State Bar. [With U.S. Air Force, 1959-1962]. Practice Areas: Business Litigation; Estate Planning; Probate; Real Estate.
4317-A Midmost Drive Mobile, Alabama 36609-5589
James A Caffry, Esq., Darby ,Stearns, Thorndike, Kolter & Ware, LLP
JAMES A. CAFFRY has a general civil practice, concentrating in two major areas, special needs planning law for disabled individuals and environmental/zoning law. His other areas of practice include real estate, estate planning, probate, non-profit organizations, corporate law and business planning. He is a member of the Special Needs Alliance, a national network of lawyers dedicated to disability and public benefits law, as well as the Vermont Autism Task Force, the Autism Society of America and the Autism Society of Vermont.
89 SOUTH MAIN STREET WATERBURY, VERMONT 05676-1538
James C. Siebert
Mr. Siebert has been in practice over 25 years and focuses on Estate Planning, including Special Needs Trusts and planning, Elder Law, Medicaid Planning. guardianship, probate and transactional matters. Mr. Siebert is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; a member of AARP’s Legal Services Network and is affiliated with ATG Trust Company.
3325 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Suite 500, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Janet L Lowder, Esq., Hickman & Lowder Co., LPA
Janet Lowder is a recognized authority on Medicaid issues and estate planning for families with special needs. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation. Janet is one of the founders of, and counsel to, Community Fund Management Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides the Master Trust and the Pooled Medicaid Payback Trust for individuals with disabilities. She was the recipient of the Foundation’s 1999 Amicus Award as well as the Cuyahoga County Board of MR/DD’s 2000 Top Hat Award. Janet also serves on the Bioethics Committee of the Hattie Larlham Foundation and is a member of the Special Needs Alliance, a national network of lawyers dedicated to Disability and Public Benefits Law.
1300 East Ninth Street Suite 1020 Cleveland, OH 44114
Jarrett Law Office, PLC
We help clients with special needs and their families keep their government benefits and plan for the future. We are experienced in the creation and administration of all types of special needs trusts.
1795 Williston Road, Suite 125, So. Burlington, VT 05403
Jason Frank, Esq., Frank, Frank and Scherr, LLC
Frank, Frank & Scherr, LLC focuses its practice on aging and elderly persons planning for the future, assisting families planning for the long term care of other family members who are mentally or physically disabled, and estate planning. The provision of legal services to elderly individuals and estate planning often involves spouses, children, siblings, and other relatives assisting the individual. While the family members may participate in gathering information and facilitating communication, the client makes the decisions, to the extent he or she is capable of doing so.
1400 Front Avenue, Suite 200 Lutherville, Maryland 21093
John F Kearns lll, Esq., Kearns & Kearns, PC
Located in West Hartford, Connecticut, Kearns & Kearns offers legal services to those who need special needs trusts, estate planning, probate and estate settlement, and elder law. For twenty years, we have been committed to these goals: • Helping our clients protect and preserve their life savings, independence, and dignity as they confront the problems of aging and disability, and • Transforming a difficult emotional process into one that provides peace of mind.
1121 New Britain Avenue West Hartford, CT 06110
John S Kitchen, Esq., Law Offices
John’s practice areas include probate, trust, gift and estate taxation and disability law. He has drafted guardianship petitions as well as powers of attorney, wills and trusts, including grantor trusts, gift trusts, special needs trusts and charitable trusts, since 1978. John has offices in the Manchester area as well as in the Lakes Region.
55 Church Street Laconia, N.H. 03246
John W. Callanan Law Office
Attorney and paralegal wife with autistic son working together to help families with special needs – 17-A Guardianships and Article 81 Guardianships. High Quality Legal Services at Reasonable Rates. Located in New York.
269 Hardenburgh Road Pine Bush, NY 12566
Johnson Law Group Intl PLLC
Established in 1985, Johnson Law Group provides comprehensive legal advice to families and individuals on issues related to special education, disabilities, governement entitlements, and estate and asset planning.
77 College Street, Suite 3C Burlington, VT 05401
Joseph Gilsoul, of Weems, Schrimpf, Gilsoul, Haines, Landry and Carmouche, APLC
Mr. Gilsoul is one of only two attorneys in Louisiana who have been accepted into the prestigious Special Needs Alliance (SNA). Established in 2002, the Special Needs Alliance (SNA) is comprised of America’s leading disability and public benefits lawyers. SNA members work to secure Medicaid and other public benefits for disabled individuals of all ages. The SNA’s mission is to help enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities by coordinating private resources with public benefit programs through special needs planning
912 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71104
Karen L. Perch, Ph.D., J.D.
I assist individuals and families with planning for loved ones with special needs, including special needs trusts, wills, powers of attorney, health care surrogates, and living wills.
2333 Alexandria Drive Lexington, Kentucky 40504-3215
Katherine N Barr, Sirote & Permutt, PC
As one of Alabama’s largest and most respected law firms, Sirote & Permutt serves clients statewide with expertise in virtually every field of law—from litigation and corporate law to estate planning and domestic relations.With offices in Birmingham, Huntsville, and Mobile, the firm has over 300 employees, consisting of attorneys and support staff, each of whom shares Sirote & Permutt’s long- standing commitment to the success and welfare of our clients and communities.
2311 Highland Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35205
Kelly A Thompson, Esq., Attorney at Law
Kelly A. Thompson, PLC provides all types of estate planning and administration services and is particularly dedicated to the needs of older adults and families with a disabled family member. We are pleased to do home and health facility visits.
6045 WILSON BOULEVARD SUITE 101 ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA 22205
Kerry R Peck, Esq., Peck, Bloom, Miller & Mitchell, LLC
The law firm of Peck, Bloom, Austriaco & Mitchell, LLC concentrates its practice in all aspects of probate, estate planning, guardianship, real estate, tax law, and elder law with an emphasis on the litigation of contested wills, trusts, and disabled persons’ estates. Our real estate litigation practice focuses on disputes in trusts and estates, construction litigation, mechanics liens, mortgage foreclosure, and title insurance litigation. We are a boutique firm that prides itself in providing efficient, prompt, and informed service to our clients. Through close personal attention, courtesy, and loyalty, our legal team will ensure you understand your options and what steps need to be taken to achieve your goals. At Peck Bloom, you work directly with a highly professional legal team that uses their experience and creativity to provide you with innovative approaches and successful solutions to meet your personal or business needs.
105 W Adams St Chicago, IL 60603
Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch, PLLC
Attorneys representing students and families of students with special needs against School Districts and educational institutions. We handle IEPs, mediations, Due Process Complaints, bullying and personal injury claims.
8900 East Pinnacle Peak Rd. Suite D-250 Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Kirsten L. Izatt: The Estate Planning Law Group
Kirsten L. Izatt is an attorney with the Wheaton, IL based law firm of The Estate Planning Law Group. We represent individuals from across the entire Chicago metropolitan area. The attorneys at our firm work with parents who have a child with a disability to plan for and secure their child’s future through the use of comprehensive counseling based estate planning. We assist with setting up Wills, Living Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, both third-party and OBRA ’93 Payback trusts, and Powers of Attorney. In addition, we represent individuals who must go to court to establish an OBRA ’93 Payback Special Needs Trust and parents who are seeking guardianship of their child. If you live in Illinois or are planning for an individual with special needs who resides in Illinois, you may request a copy of our free Guide at www.SpecialNeedsFreedomGuide.com. In the Guide, you’ll learn (1) the 10 steps to take to plan for the future care of your child, (2) how to set up a Special Needs Trust that protects your child’s eligibility for essential government benefits, (3) whether Guardianship might be an appropriate option for your child, (4) how to plan for and secure government benefits for your child. We are dedicated to serving people with special needs and those who love them.
600 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
Lauchlin T Waldoch, Esq., McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver, PA
McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver, P.A. has long enjoyed a reputation as a premier workers’ compensation law firm. Since the founding of the firm more than 30 years ago the scope of our practice has expanded to meet the needs of our clients, which range in size from small businesses to multinational corporations and span a broad range of industries. Today, we are also recognized for our work in employment law, products liability and other areas of civil litigation. Since we limit the focus of our practice, our more than 65 attorneys offer a depth of experience and business acumen not commonly found in a firm of our size. The firm has nine offices throughout Florida, from which we serve resident businesses as well as regional, national and international clients with legal matters in Florida and neighboring states.
500 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 300 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Law Office of Claudia I. Pringles
The Law Office of Claudia I. Pringles helps Vermont parents, guardians, and others establish special needs trusts for the children and adults they care about. A special needs trust can be set up to provide a better quality of life for a person with a physical disability, mental disability, developmental disability or a chronic illness. For your convenience, consultations can be held at your home or place of business.
17 State St., Suite 204, Montpelier, VT 05602
Law Office Of Janna M. Wallace, PC
Estate planning attorney with experience in drafting special needs trust and supplemental needs trust that meet the criteria set out by Medicaid and the Social Security Administration. Elder law and disability attorney with experience in guardianship matters in Wake and Harnett counties.
602 East Academy St., Suite 205 Fuquay-Varina, NC, 27526
Law Office of John Owens, LLC
John represents children with special needs and advocates on their behalf for educational services. In addition to providing legal representation of children in connection with special education needs, John also assists children with special needs and their families with Special Needs Trusts, estate planning, guardianship, and custody issues. John assists special needs individuals and their families with legal issues regarding Adult and Minor Guardianships. In addition John represents special needs individuals and their families with Special Needs Trust planning, Estate Planning, and Special Education advocacy and legal representation.
1123 State Route 3 North, #277 Gambrills, MD 21054
Law Office of Kristin M. Palace (Massachusetts)
Kristin Palace represents parents of children with special needs in a variety of matters in the greater Boston area, including securing appropriate evaluations, services, and placements. She provides experienced, thorough, and compassionate representation.
18 South Main St., Suite 304 Topsfield, MA 01983
Law Office of Kyle Rhodes
My practice is dedicated to helping parents of children with special needs plan for the future using special needs trusts.
Law Office of Lawrence W. Berliner, LLC
Attorney Lawrence Berliner, a special education and disability law attorney has law offices in Westport and Guilford. He has nearly 30 years of experience and represents families with special needs throughout Connecticut. Attorney Berliner is dedicated to helping parents pursue their child’s educational rights. Attorney Berliner is passionately committed to making a difference, one family at a time, whether it means conducting a complete records review, offering collaborative and legal advocacy to parents at PPT meetings, securing appropriate educational services or pursuing rights through formal complaints, mediation and due process hearings. Check the website for special education law and college transition workshop throughout Connecticut.
1720 Post Road East, Suite 214E, Westport, CT 06880
Law Office of Michele K. Nigliazzo, LLC
Ms. Nigliazzo is a mom of a child with special needs, as well as an attorney. Her practice is centered on helping families of children with special needs through various issues including adoption, school law, guardianship, social security disability, and other related issues. Ms. Nigliazzo is licensed to practice in Utah and Missouri.
Law Offices of Charles P. Fox
We provide Legal Representation For: Educational meetings, Mediation meetings, Resolution sessions, Due process hearings and Manifestation Determinations-related to possible expulsion Guardianship Process.
355 W. Dundee, Suite 209 Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Law Offices of Dana A. Jonson, LLC
A law firm focusing exclusively on the representation of children with disabilities through the Special Education process in the state of Connecticut.
13 Starr Lane Bethel, CT 06801
Law Offices of H. Jeffrery Marcus, P.C. Special Education Attorneys–New York State
We represent parents of children with disabilities in special education matters across all of New York State.
19 Limestone Dr. Williamsville, N.Y. 14221
Law Offices of Mark E. Biernath, P.C.
Our law firm provides legal services to clients in the State of Georgia and focuses its practice on Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Probate and Estate Administration, Special Needs Trusts, Guardianships, and Conservatorships. We strive to ensure that your assets are protected as well as your health and well-being of your loved ones.
4360 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Suite 500 Atlanta, Georgia 30341
Law Offices of Steven E. Glink
Steven defends the rights of students and parents in all types of school cases including student discipline, special education, zero-tolerance violatons and residency issues. In special education cases, Steven will make sure that the local school district follows all of the requirements of state and federal law. If the district fails to comply with the law, or if the district does not provide proper services to the student and the family,Steven will seek an administrative or judicial hearing to enforce those rights.
3338 Commercial Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062
Lawrence E Davidow, Esq., Davidow, Davidow, Siegel & Stern
Our Mission is to provide outstanding Legal Representation and Service in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Administration of Estates, Business Counseling and Commercial Transactions. In our continuing effort to further this mission, we at Davidow, Davidow, Siegel & Stern are committed to: Offering a unique combination of services which allows us to achieve innovative and cutting edge solutions. Servicing our clients with the highest degree of excellence, confidentiality and reliability. Understanding and responding to our clients’ ever-changing needs brought on by life’s challenges. Providing an advantage to our clients and community through education, advocacy and leadership. Working with allied professionals and organizations to coordinate comprehensive strategies.
1050 Old Nichols Road Suite 100 Islandia, NY 11749
Lee M Holmes, Esq., Holmes, Holmes, Neisent, PLLC
AVOID DEPLETING YOUR ASSETS UNNECESSARILY! Our firm is dedicated to preserving assets and income when at home care or nursing home care is needed. We help you plan for yourself or for a relative with a disability. We assist you in preserving assets if you die before your spouse. We are committed to providing legal services for seniors, for persons with disabilities and for the family.
501 Northwest 13th Street Oklahoma City, Ok 73103
Leighton Legal Group, LLC
For over 28 years, Attorney and Certified Financial Planner practitioner Tim Leighton has been helping Clients secure peace of mind by defining and implementing their wishes through trust and estate planning, trust and estate administration, business formation, transactions and succession, and charitable and tax matters. Many of Attorney Leighton’s Clients are people with family members who have disabilities, who seek to provide for their loved ones through trust and estate planning, including the use of “Special Needs Trusts”. If you need legal counsel in any of these areas of practice, please contact Leighton Legal Group today for your courtesy 30 minute initial consultation. This law firm actively participates in making our community a better place to live.
802 North Clinton Street #1 Bloomington, IL 61701
Lifes Plan Inc. Pooled Trust OBRA D4C
OBRA D4C Pooled Trust Medicaid qualified trust for people with disabilities at any age. 25 years of fiduciary services in managing special needs trusts. We offer management of 3rd party and OBRA payback trusts. Personalized care management systems with professional oversight of expenditures. Small trusts are always welcomed ($10,000 minimum)
901 Warrenville Road Suite 500 Lisle, IL 60532
Linda M Anderson, Esq., Attorney at Law
The practice of Elder Law includes Medicaid and Asset Protection Planning Medicaid Applications & Advocacy Estate Planning for clients of all ages Disability Planning Estate and Trust Administration Special Needs Trusts for Disabled Adults and Children Guardianships*Probate Federal Estate Tax Plans Wills ,Trusts and Powers of Attorney, Advance Medical Directives Review of Long-Term Care Insurance Policies Evaluation of Senior Living Arrangements and Contracts Public Entitlements (Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and SSI) Estate, Gift Tax and Income Tax matters Care Management Fiduciary Services.
206 State Road Media, PA 19063
Lisa J Allen, Esq., Harris Beach PLLC
As one of the country’s Top 250 law firms, Harris Beach provides a full range of services for clients across New York state as well as nationally. Our clients include Fortune 500 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging technology businesses, financial institutions, health care providers, educational institutions, not-for-profit organizations and foundations, state and local governments and authorities, and individuals.
677 Broadway, Suite 1101 Albany, NY 12207
Lisa Nachmias Davis, Esq., Attorney at Law
I am an attorney practicing law in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A., the “Elm City,” home of Yale University and some of the best pizza in New England. Most of my work involves helping people with estate planning (wills and trusts), elder law problems (Medicaid and Medicare, living wills, conservatorships), disability issues (trusts for disabled individuals, entitlements), and probate; and helping nonprofit organizations with general tax and corporate problems, including fundraising through deferred giving.
Littman Krooks LLP
Special Needs Planning, Special Education Law and Advocacy, Estate Planning and Guardianship. Each Westchester, New York City and Dutchess special needs attorney will assist families of loved ones with special needs plan for the future. Our special needs planning lawyers have extensive experience with estate planning, guardianship, special education advocacy and coordination of special education services. Our special needs attorneys will show you how to use special needs trusts and other planning tools to ensure that an individual with special needs will have adequate resources to provide for their long term needs. Our attorneys will advocate for appropriate educational services and help families with important transition services such as guardianship and coordination of benefits.
655 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017
Mall Malisow & Cooney, PC – Special Needs Attorneys
Special Needs Trust planning allows for the most efficient use of all available resources and provides for the management of assets designated for the care and well-being of a person with disabilities. Whether assets are protected by a 1st Party or 3rd Party Special Needs Trust, this should always be part of a carefully designed holistic estate plan.
30445 Northwestern Highway Suite 310 Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Marielle F Hazen, Esq., Attorney at Law
Hazen Elder Law is a firm specializing in legal issues affecting the elderly. We are dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities, seniors and their families navigate complex legal, financial and medical issues by working to establish an effective plan for dealing with these issues. We give you the peace of mind of knowing that the best possible plan is in place to protect you and your family. We are active advocates for seniors in our community, as well as at the state and national levels.
2000 Linglestown Road, Suite 202 Harrisburg, PA 17110
Mark Albertson, Attorney
With over 40 years in business, Albertson Law Group, P.S provides individuals and small businesses in Washington and Oregon with legal counsel in the areas of Estate Planning and Probate, Asset Protection and Privacy Planning, Special Needs Planning for families with disabled children, Elder Law and Transactional Business Law.
124 4th Ave. S., Suite 200, Kent, WA 98032
Mary M Culley, MorrisJames LLP
Mary M. Culley is a member of the Morris James Estates and Trusts and Tax Practice Groups. The primary focus of Mrs. Culley’s practice is estate planning and administration for Delaware and Pennsylvania clients and trust and estate litigation. Mrs. Culley also devotes a significant portion of her practice to planning for individuals with disabilities, guardianship and conservatorship proceedings, and elder care law. Mrs. Culley was admitted to both the Delaware Bar and the Pennsylvania Bar in 1985. She is a graduate of Saint Mary’s College for Women, Notre Dame, Indiana (B.A., 1968), the Widener University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1984), and Temple University Graduate School (LL.M. in Taxation, 1988). Mrs. Culley is a member of the Delaware, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations. She served as the Secretary of the Committee on the Law and the Elderly (1997-98), the Chair of the Estates and Trust Section (1994-95) and the Chair of the Women and the Law Section (1989-90) of the Delaware State Bar Association. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is the Secretary and member of the Board of Directors of Delaware Care Plan, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides trust and care services to individuals with disabilities. Mrs. Culley lectures often to professional and community groups on estate planning and probate, planning for families with special needs children, charitable giving, Medicaid planning and planning for the elderly. She was voted one of Delaware’s Top Lawyers in a survey by Delaware Today magazine (10/96, 11/99, 10/01).
500 Delaware Avenue Suite 1500 Wilmington, DE 19801-1494
McKinley & Ryan, LLC
McKinley & Ryan, LLC is known throughout Pennsylvania for its representation of families in special education matters. We assist parents in advocating for their school-aged children to obtain services to which they are entitled in public school. We welcome calls from parents concerned about their children’s special needs in education and related civil rights matters. We can assist with case evaluation, as well as IEP consultation, negotiating, and planning. We also handle special education due process hearings and appeals, and we provide litigation services in federal court actions involving special education and disability discrimination in the public schools.
238 West Miner Street, West Chester, PA 19382
Michigan Education Law Center
335 Brighton Lake Road - Suite A Brighton, MI 48116
Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc.
Our goal is to advance the dignity, equality, self-determination, and expressed choices of individuals. Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) promotes, expands and protects the human and legal rights of people by providing them with information and advocacy.
4095 Legacy Pkwy Ste 500 Lansing, MI 48911-4264
Monahan & Cohen
Full service Chicago law firm providing legal and advocacy services to parents and children with disabilities. Matt Cohen represents parents/students who are seeking services from IEPs and 504 plans, college age students who are seeking accommodations and students who are seeking accommodations for standardized testing – SATS, LSATs, MCATs etc. We also do disciplinary hearings and other school law related issues for parents and students. Nominated as a SUPER LAWYER in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, Matt is a nationally know speaker and available for trainings and conferences.
55 West Monroe St., Suite 3700, Chicago, IL 60603
Murphy & Murphy, P.C.
We provide legal services to families with children with special needs. Our practice focuses on special education law in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
106 North Franklin Street, Suite 2, Pen Argyl, PA 18072
Nancy Gibson, Esq., Gibson Law Offices, PLLC
Gibson Law Offices, PLLC provides legal services to clients throughout all of Montana, with the firm’s practice limited to elder law and disability trusts. The specific services offered include preparation of wills and trusts, particularly special needs trusts; asset preservation and long term care issues, including Medicaid issues; advising clients on public benefits eligibility, particularly in the context of settlements, inheritances and divorces; planning for incapacity; administration of estates and trusts; fiduciary services; guardianship, conservatorship, and other protective arrangements.
4110 Weeping Willow Drive Missoula, Montana 59803
Neal A. Winston, Esq., Moschella & Winston, LLP
Neal A. Winston is a partner of Moschella & Winston, LLP, a law firm specializing in estate and disability planning and asset protection. A nationally recognized expert on Special Needs Trusts and needs-based public benefit programs, he is frequently requested to lecture and train other attorneys and professionals that work in this field. Mr. Winston is president of the Special Needs Alliance, a national, nonprofit organization composed of attorneys who advise and represent individuals and their families to create and administer Special Needs Trusts. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and has been certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. He serves on the public policy committee of NAELA and is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives and the American Bar Association Social Security Committee.
440 Broadway Somerville, MA 02145
Needham Mitnick & Pollack, PLC
Needham Mitnick & Pollack, PLC is a small law firm which gives personalized attention to each case. Our lawyers have handled numerous and complicated cases in the fields of elder law, disability planning and estate planning. If you are planning for long-term care, estate planning for yourself, or exploring options for a disabled person, we can help. Should you or your family find yourselves in a critical situation that require immediate reliable legal guidance, we are here and ready to help.
400 S Maple Ave #210, Falls Church, VA 22046
Neil Graham Sale, Esq.,
Certification/Specialties: Certified Elder Law Attorney, National Foundation of Elder Law Attorneys Areas of Practice: Elder Law Estate Planning / Wills & Trusts.
500 Marquette Ave NW # 1100, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Nicole V Bryan, Esq., Vandiver & Bryan, PLLC
Practice Areas: Elder Law; Estate Planning; Estate Administration; Trust Administration; Medicaid Planning and Application; Wills; Trusts and Estates; Advance Directives; Taxation; Probate; Guardianship; Incompetency Proceedings; Medicare and Medicaid; Special Needs Trusts; Disabilities; Social Security; Veteran; Long Term Care; Business Succession Planning; Family Limited Partnerships; Estate Planning for the Disabled; Estate Planning for the Elderly.
18809 W. Catawba Avenue, Ste. 102 Cornelius, NC 28031
Patricia A Nelson-Reade, Esq., Law Offices of
We are a law firm concentrating on the legal needs of older Americans and their families. The law firm assists persons of all ages in estate and tax planning, and has a special focus on the legal issues and life decisions which older individuals and their families must face. The firm also has focuses on special needs planning for disabled individuals so that a lawsuit settlement or an inheritance can be used to enhance the disabled individual’s life without unnecessarily impacting public benefits that the individual may rely upon. We offer excellent legal services in a caring and respectful manner.
813 Washington Avenue • Portland, Maine 04103
Patrick D. Furman, Esq.; Epiphany Law, LLC
I have been specializing in estate planning for over 15 years. I provide comprehensive estate planning and administration including Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Special Needs Planning, Nursing Home Protection Planning and Probate / Trust Administration. Since I have a daughter with special needs, I understand the confusion and frustration that can go into protecting their interests.
4211 N Lightning Drive, Appleton, WI 54913
Pi-Yi G. Mayo, Esq., Attorney at Law
C.E.L.A. Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation (which is the only organization authorized by the American Bar Association to provide certification in elder law), November 30, 2001
5223 Garth Rd., Baytown, TX 77521
PremierCare provides services in the entire Chicago land area: Guardianship Professional Power of Attorney Care Management Service Facilitation & Behavior Intervention – DHS Home-Based Support Services Program.
12 Sterling Circle Suite 101 Wheaton, IL 60189
Rachelle H. Milstein, Attorney at Law
Representing children with special educational needs and their families throughout New Jersey. Rachelle “Shelly” Milstein holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and an B.A. from the University of Michigan Honors College. She is admitted to the State and Federal bar of New Jersey, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. After graduating from law school, Ms. Milstein held a state trial level judicial clerkship. Following her clerkship, Ms. Milstein embarked upon a career as a trial attorney. In that capacity, Ms. Milstein was responsible for all aspects of various types of litigation for well-respected New Jersey law firms for over a decade. Ms. Milstein has engaged in extensive client counseling, and has fully litigated numerous cases from pre-litigation stages through trial and appeal. In the course of her professional endeavors as a litigator, Ms. Milstein began to handle an increasing number of special education matters. For the last several years, Ms. Milstein has maintained her own law practice dedicated to the counseling and representation of children with special educational needs and their families throughout the state of New Jersey. Ms. Milstein and her husband have three children, two of whom have special educational needs.
6 Mount Bethel Road, Suite 187, Warren, NJ 07069
Raymond B Harvey, Esq., PA
Raymon B. Harvey, P.A. is an Elder Law and Special Needs Trust Law Firm. Located in Little Rock, Arkansas, we focus on: Helping individuals obtain Medicaid benefits without losing their home, Long Term Care planning for victims of Alzheimer’s Disease and other related disorders, Special Needs Trust solutions for families with children with special needs, Preserving Eligibility for Public Benefits for personal injury victims, and Estate Planning (Wills, Revocable Living Trusts, and Durable Powers of Attorney). We encourage you to explore this web site and share this information with anyone who interested in issues pertaining to the elderly, the disabled and their advocates.
650 S. Shackleford Rd., Ste 400 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211
Rebecca L Berg, Esq., Berg, Bowers and Associates
Making the right decisions for you and your family has been your life priority. You shouldn’t stop now. Today there are many legal and medical issues that can impact even the best plans and intentions. How do you protect your assets from the high cost of medical care? How will you pay for long-term care without depleting your savings or burdening your family? Who will make the right decisions on your behalf if you cannot make them yourself? These are tough questions that the attorneys at Berg, Bowers & Associates are ready to help answer.
4540 Southside Blvd., Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32216
Regina Brandow, PC – Special Needs, Guardianship & Estate Planning Attorney
1352 Stony Brook Road, Stony Brook, NY
Richard A Courtney, CELA, Frascogna Courtney PLLC
RICHARD A. (“Rick”) COURTNEY has practiced law since 1978 and is a founding partner of the Jackson law firm of Frascogna Courtney, PLLC, where he chairs the Elder Law / Estate Planning and Special Needs Planning sections. His primary areas of practice are elder law, public benefits law (Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, Veterans), personal asset protection and estate planning (wills, trusts, property ownership), trusts and trust administration, special needs planning for persons with disabilities, guardianships and conservatorships for mentally incapacitated persons, nursing home and disability rights, and probate administration. The firm employs a professional Care Manager to assist our clients.
4400 Old Canton Road, Suite 220 Jackson, MS 39211
Richard E Davis, Esq., Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., LPA
Rick joined the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. in 1998. He chairs the firm’s Estate Planning and Elder Law practice groups. His focus is primarily in estate planning, elder law, special needs trusts, probate, and trust administration.
Richard Habiger, Esq., Habiger & Associates Elder Law Office
Richard Habiger has been practicing law since 1970 and has extensive experience in all areas of Elder Law services, including nursing home, Medicaid/asset preservation planning. He is the former managing attorney of the SIU Law School Legal Clinic (Legal Services to the Elderly Program), where he taught practical legal skills to law students and provided counsel and representation to the elderly and other clients of the Legal Clinic for 18 years. Habiger is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and serves as the President-Elect of the Illinois Chapter of the Nation Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. In addition, Habiger serves on the Leadership Council of the greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, having previously served on the Board of Directors of the Southern Illinois area chapter of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association.
1808 Clark Street, Carterville, Illinois 62918
Richard Sayre, Esq., Sayre & Sayre PS
We are Dick and Karen Sayre, Your Spokane Elder Law Professionals. As you look toward the future, we hope you will consider our firm for all your estate planning needs, estate tax questions, governmental benefits for disabled individuals and Elder Law issues. Thanks for stopping by and please select an area of interest from the menu above. – Dick and Karen Sayre.
201 West North River Dr., Suite 460, Spokane, WA 99201
Rivkin & Rivkin, LLC
Rivkin & Rivkin concentrates its practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, planning for children with special needs, and planned charitable giving.
440 Milwaukee Avenue, Suite 200 Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069
Robert B Fleming, Esq., Fleming & Curti, PLC
At Fleming & Curti, P.L.C., our practice is limited to Elder Law. We concentrate on Guardianship and Conservatorship, Long-Term Care (Medicaid) Planning, Estate Planning and Probate.
330 N. Granada Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85701
Robert F Brogan, Esq., Attorney at Law
ROBERT F. BROGAN has been Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the American Bar Association accredited National Elder Law Foundation. He began his legal career in 1994, as law clerk to the Honorable William H. Huber, P.J.Ch. in Toms River. Mr. Brogan has experience in several areas of law, with a particular focus in Elder Law, Wills & Trusts, Medicaid Planning, Estate & Trust Administration and Probate Litigation. He lectures regularly to senior groups and communities regarding Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, and the legal impact of healthcare issues on seniors and their family members. Mr. Brogan’s clients include: Individuals and couples seeking to protect their savings and assets for the benefit of themselves and future generations with sound Estate Planning; Estate Executors and Administrators; Trust Fiduciaries & Beneficiaries in Trust Administration and Trust Litigation; Medicaid Applicants; IRA owners and Retirement Plan participants seeking advice on maximizing tax avoidance for themselves, during their retirement and for their children thereafter; Charitably inclined individuals and couples seeking advice on how to donate to a favorite organization, reduce taxes and benefit their families in the process; Guardians and individuals alleged to be incapacitated. Mr. Brogan is an active member of the: National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. Elder Law Sections of the N.J. State Bar Association and the Ocean County Bar Association Real Property, Trusts & Probate Section of the N.J.S.B.A.¨ Probate/Chancery Committee of the O.C.B.A.
3728 River Road Point Pleasant, NJ 08742
Robert F Collins, Esq., Lindquist & Venum, PLLP
Engaged in the practice of law since 1965, Bob practices primarily in: • Income tax for partnerships and LLCs • Estate, business, and tax planning • Postmortem trust and probate administration • Medicaid protective special-needs trusts • Charitable-gift strategies Bob is an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, where he teaches or has taught courses about income tax for partnerships and LLCs; wills and trusts; advanced estate planning; and charitable gifts and foundations.
Ron M Landsman, Esq., Attorney At Law
He has been among the most active members of the elder law bar in Maryland and D.C. dealing with Medicaid long term care issues. While he deals with all Medicaid long term care issues planning, applications, appeals, “level of care,” recoveries he has focused especially on steps to protect “community spouses,” the wives and husbands of nursing home residents getting Medicaid benefits. His successes include getting Maryland to respect out-of-state former homes on the same basis as in-state homes, getting Maryland to comply with special court orders awarding extra income or resources to community spouses (the case was settled after six years, but for one step along the way, see the Fourth Circuit’s decision in McGhee v. Director, Maryland Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, 1999 WL); and getting D.C. Superior Court to adopt a generous basic needs standard for awarding extra income or resources to community spouses in guardianship proceedings, In re Tyler, 2002 WL.
200-A Monroe Street Suite 110 Rockville, MD 20850
Rubin Law, A Professional Corporation
Law practice, since 1982, limited to providing legal & future planning for our fellow Illinois families of children and adults with special needs, including intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities &/or mental illness. Brian Rubin’s son & Benji Rubin’s older brother, Mitchell, has autism among other special needs.
1110 West Lake Cook Road Suite 165 Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
Ruthann P Lacey, Esq., PC
The Law Office of Ruthann P. Lacey, P.C. was established in 1995 in Tucker, Georgia. Ms. Lacey is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, and concentrates her practice solely in Elder and Special Needs Law. As such, our practice includes advising clients and implementing legal planning with regard to each of the following substantive practice areas: Estate and Tax Planning Wills, Probate and Estate Administration Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts Special Needs Trusts Durable Financial Powers of Attorney Durable Medical Powers of Attorney Real Property Guardianship Living Wills Health Law Independent Living Options Nursing Home Issues Financing Long-Term Healthcare Medicare, Medicaid, and SSI Issues
3541-E Habersham at Northlake Tucker, GA 30084
Sam W. Boone, Jr., Sam W. Boone, Jr., P.A.
We provide legal assistance in North Central Florida to our clients in the areas of special needs trust drafting and administration, as well as estate planning (wills and trusts), probate and trust administration, guardianship, elder law and asset protection planning.
4545 NW 8th Avenue, Suite A, Gainesville, FL 32605
School Law Center, LLC
At the School Law Center, we understand the importance of a child’s education and work to ensure that each child has the chance to reach their full potential. Sometimes children need an advocate to speak for them when they cannot speak for themselves. At the School Law Center, we provide high quality legal representation for individual students, their families, and groups of students and/or families or agencies serving students and their families in all areas of education law. Experience in Special Education, Discipline, Juvenile Justice, Bullying & Harassment and Discrimination Claims.
452 Selby Avenue, Second Floor East, St. Paul, Minnesota 55102
Scott C. Suzuki, Attorney-at-Law
Scott C. Suzuki, J.D., M.P.H., is an estate planning attorney who concentrates his practice in the areas of elder law and special needs planning. These practice areas involve complex and holistic long-range planning for families and individuals with special health care concerns and/or diminished (or diminishing) capacity. Common services range from traditional estate planning work (e.g. wills, revocable trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives) to highly technical planning relating to public benefits (e.g. Medicaid and Social Security), long-term care, elder abuse, guardianships, conservatorships and a variety of Special Needs Trusts. Mr. Suzuki is an assistant instructor for the Elder Law course at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, where he also works as an attorney for the University of Hawaii Elder Law Program. Mr. Suzuki is Hawaii’s only member by invitation of the Special Needs Alliance, a national, not for profit organization of attorneys dedicated to the practice of disability and public benefits law.
1013 Poha Lane Honolulu, Hawaii 96826
Sheri R. Abrams, Social Security Disability & Special Needs Trusts Attorney
Sheri R. Abrams, Attorney at Law, has been practicing Social Security Disability Law, Estate Planning, Elder Law and Special Needs Planning for more than 20 years. Sheri is rated “AV Preeminent”, the highest rating possible by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and was named a “Super Lawyer,” one of the “Best Lawyers in America,” one of Virginia’s “Top Rated Lawyers” and one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite.” Sheri is active in many different professional organizations including the Virginia State Bar, District of Columbia Bar, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (VAELA), where she serves on the Board of Directors, the Academy of Special Needs Planners and the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR), where she served on the Board of Directors from 2011 to 2013. Sheri is a volunteer Attorney for “Trial Lawyers Care” an organization that provides free legal help to those impacted by the 9/11 tragedy, the Legal Advisory Board of the National Capitol Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Virginia Hospital Center Legacy Committee, LINC (The Legal Information Network for Cancer), and the Virginia Bar Association’s Disaster Legal Assistance Program. Sheri graduated Cum Laude from Boston University’s School of Management with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and earned her Juris Doctor from George Washington University. She is admitted to all local courts, including the United States Supreme Court.
10467 White Granite Drive Suite 306 Oakton, VA 22124
Shirley B Whitenack, Esq., Schenck, Price and King, LLP
Shirley B. Whitenack is a partner with Schenck, Price, Smith & King’s Litigation Department and Tax, Trusts and Estates Department. She has a varied practice in civil litigation on the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts. Ms. Whitenack devotes a substantial portion of her practice to trust and estate litigation and elder and disability law, particularly surrogate arrangements to protect the elderly and people with disabilities, special needs planning and Medicaid Appeals. She also is a co-chair of the firm’s Fiduciary Litigation Practice Group and co-chair of the firm’s Elder and Disability Law Practice Group.
220 Park Avenue Florham Park, New Jersey 07932
Special Education Attorneys (Arizona)
Law firm representing special needs students and their families. Our attorneys include a former special education teacher and school administrator, 18 years, in NYC , and a parent of a special needs child who has been advocating for 15 years for her son. AV-rated attorneys, experienced in IEPs, due process, suspensions, expulsions, bullying, etc.
8900 East Pinnacle Peak Rd,. Suite D-250, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Special Kids Law Center, LLC
The Special Kids Law Center, LLC offers professional, earnest and reasonably priced legal services for those who face challenges in obtaining an adequate education for their special needs child, for those who are facing the challenge of providing a guardian for their incapacitated child, for those who seek to create a special needs trust to protect the financial future of a disabled child, as well as for those who have suffered violations of their rights as protected by Americans with Disabilities Act or the United States Constitution.
20900 W. Dixie Highway Miami, FL 33180
Special Needs Tax Credit Alliance, Inc.
As a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, SNTCA is dedicated to creating legislation to allow a federal “refundable tax credit” of up to $5,000, to reimburse low and moderate income families for the legal expenses of establishing Guardianship for an individual with disabilities, dementia or Alzheimer’s, or any other physical or cognitive condition requiring a legal guardian. We have worked with former US Congressman Robert Wexler (Florida- 19th District) and current Congressman Ted Deutch (Florida- 19th District) , and hope to introduce a Bill before Congress in the 2010-2011 legislative session.
4673 Brady Boulevard, Delray Beach, FL 33445
Stephen W Dale, Esq., The Dale Law Firm, PC
A primary focus of the Dale Law Firm, PC is serving the needs of persons with disabilities and their families. The firm is dedicated to advocacy of the needs of persons with disabilities, prevention of abuse, and assisting them to achieve as much independence as is possible.
127 Aspen Dr., Suite 100, Pacheco, CA 94553
Steven H Jacobs, Betty, Neuman & McMahon, PLC
Areas of practice: Bussiness and corporate Law, Family Law, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate.
1900 EAST 54TH STREET DAVENPORT, IA 52807
Strohschein Law Group LLC
With the knowledge and experience of a larger firm, and the personalized care, focus and affordability of a small firm, the legal team at Strohschein Law Group LLC is here to support you with guardianship and special needs counsel.
455 Dunham Road, Suite 200 St. Charles, IL 60174
Stuart D Zimring, Esq., Attorney at Law
We are a broad-based firm concentrating in Elder Law, Estate and Life Planning and transactions involving family businesses. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide our clients with high quality personalized service in a cost-effective manner.
12650 Riverside Drive · Suite 100 North Hollywood, CA 91607
Susan Feller Heiligenthal, Attorney at Law
6805 Cypress Point, North Austin, Texas 78746
Sussan & Greenwald Special Education Attorneys
The Firm’s practice is limited to the representation of children with disabilities and their parents in matters involving disputes with New Jersey school districts. Legal services commence with the initial interview, and where necessary continue on with mediation and due process. Our staff is committed to resolving disputes at the earliest practical time, but also prepares for litigation.
1249 South River Road Suite 104, Cranbury, NJ 08512, United States
The Law Office of Angela N. Manz, P.C.
The Law Office of Angela N. Manz is a leading firm providing special needs planning, estate planning and elder law for Virginia and North Carolina residents.
3097 Brickhouse Court, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
The Law Office of Lillian E. Wong, LLC (Massachusetts)
Massachusetts education attorney Lillian E. Wong has one goal: to ensure your child receives a quality education. Ms. Wong has represented clients at IEP meetings, manifestation determinations, due process hearings and settlement negotiations. Ms. Wong has advocated for her clients’ inclusion in the general education setting and helped other clients obtain private placements.
15 Morningside Drive, Topsfield, MA 01983
The Law Office of Michael L. Kiser
Mike Kiser has limited his primary practice to representing Illinois special education and general education students for over eight years. He has also worked as a special education teacher, a school administrator and a school attorney. In addition to a Bachelor’s Degree in English, he has earned Master’s Degrees in English education and in special education, a Doctorate in Educational Administration, and a Law Degree. Mike has the privilege and the rewards of representing children in obtaining the school assistance and services that they deserve and to which they are entitled. His greatest professional accomplishment is that, by relying on both his education and his legal expertise, he frequently persuades schools to provide children with services in excess of the schools’ legal obligations. Mike frequently provides workshops and seminars for parents, for educators, and for school board members, and he has provided services and served as a board member for a number of not-for-profit organizations.
630 WEST DRUMMOND PLACE, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60614
The Law Office of Patricia S. Phelan
My special education law practice is dedicated exclusively to representing parents and guardians of students of all ages with disabilities seeking to obtain a free and appropriate education under the law.
99 Main Street Suite 118 Nyack, New York 10960
The Law Office of Robert D. Cornelius, PC
The law practice located in Birmingham, Alabama specializes in Special Needs including Guardianship, Medicaid, Medicare, Special Needs Trust and Special Education. Robert is not only an Attorney in the State of Alabama, he is also the parent of a Special Needs child.
1512 Alex Drive Birmingham, AL 35210
The Law Offices of Eric Ransleben
We offered advocacy services to students with special needs in the public school system. Services range from representation at the local school to administrative hearings and appeal.
100 Indian Creek Drive, Suite 230, Trophy Club, Texas
The Platt Law Firm
I am an attorney practicing in Atlanta, Georgia, and I represent parents and students in disputes with the School Districts.
8010 Roswell Road Suite 150 Atlanta, GA 30350
The Special Needs Planning Center
We assist families in creating plans to help ensure the continuity of quality care for their loved ones with special needs by coordinating legal, financial and state benefit plans. The Special Needs Planning Center serves families with offices in Kansas City, Las Vegas, New York and Topeka.
1251 NW Briarcliff Pkwy Suite 110 Kansas City, MO 64116
Theresa Varnet at Spain, Spain, & Varnet- Attorneys at Law
The attorneys practice principally in the areas of general estate planning, probate court matters, corporate law, real estate, employment, and family law with a special concentration in issues unique to families with members who have special needs or are elderly. Several members of the firm are licensed in multiple states.
33 N. Dearborn Street, Suite 2220, Chicago, Illinois 60602
Thiel Andersen and Levine, P.L.L.P.
I represent clients in dealing with all legal issues related to having a permanent disability. This includes estate planning with a supplemental or special needs trust, guardianship/conservatorship, Social Security, Medical Assistance (Medicaid) and housing.
7300 Metro Blvd., Suite 630 Edina, MN 55439
Thomas Clark Law LLC
Illinois Attorney who provides special needs planning and guardianship services. The parent of a child with autism, I understand the benefits of meeting at the client’s home in the evening or on weekends.
1041 Home Avenue Oak Park, IL 60304
Thomas D Begley, Jr., Esq., Begley & Bookbinder, PC
We can protect your assets from the cost of nursing home or other long-term care .We can assure security for your spouse and provide legacy for children. We can guide you through the Medicaid Application maze and save you time and money We can help you insure that your lifetime of hard work and careful planning will benefit you during your lifetime and your loved ones after your death. We can help you avoid paying unnecessary taxes. We can save you time and money by assisting you in complying with the Prudent Investor Act, The Income and Principal Accounting Act, and by preparing and filing all Federal and State Income, Estate, Inheritance and Gift Tax returns. We will help you avoid personal liability as Executor or Trustee that can arise by making an honest mistake with the administration of an estate or trust. We can assist you in insuring that a tort victim retains public benefits including SSI and Medicaid while benefiting from the significant tort recovery. We can prevent a malpractice claim being filed against the PI attorney for failing to protect those benefits for his/her client.
509 S. Lenola Road, Building 7 Moorestown, NJ 08057
Thomas S. Nelson, Special Education Attorney
Our goal is to advocate for an appropriate education for Children with Special Needs, allowing them to reach their full potential and make meaningful contributions to society. We are committed to empowering families through education and enforcement of their child’s special education rights. We also represent Regular Education Students facing expulsion proceedings. Serving San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, Orange and San Bernadino Counties.
16466 Bernardo Center Drive, Suite 106 San Diego, California 92128
Timothy L Takacs, Esq., Attorney at Law
Aging, disability and chronic illness raise tough questions for families. Elder Law Practice of Timothy L. Takacs has the answers. For more than a decade, the Elder Law Practice of Timothy L. Takacs has been helping families respond to the legal, financial, physical and psychological challenges presented by long life, illness and disability. As an elder law practice that specializes in Life Care Planning, we help families protect assets and coordinate care. Founder Timothy L. Takacs, CELA, one of the most respected elder law attorneys in the nation, leads an interdisciplinary team of care coordinators and other professionals who work together to enhance the quality of life for elders.
201 Walton Ferry Road Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075
Vermont State Department of Education
The department’s special education consultants provide technical assistance to schools and other organizations to help ensure that schools understand and comply with federal and state laws and regulations related to providing special education services. In addition, the special education division offers a due process procedure to parents who have concerns about the services offered to their children.
219 North Main Street, Suite 402 Barre, VT 05641
2060 Military Turnpike, Plattsburg, NY 12901
Vivien K. Chang
We represent high net-worth individuals and families to plan the succession of their estate and structure appropriate distribution methods which suit the family dynamics. We especially enjoy representing clients who present complex or novel situations and those who can benefit from sophisticated and creative planning techniques such as family revocable or irrevocable trusts, grantor trusts, family limited liability companies, and charitable trusts/foundations. We enjoy working with any type of family situations and do not impose a minimum net worth requirement on our clients. We also assist families to fulfill their philanthropic and charitable goals. There are certain situations which would benefit both the family and the charitable organizations while minimizing income and estate taxes.
11000 NE 33rd Place, Suite 101 Bellevue, Washington 98004
Waypoint Estate and Business Planning
Attorney Donald G. Olsen is the owner and founder of Waypoint Estate and Business Planning and the Law Offices of Donald G. Olsen located in Lincolnshire, Illinois. As a member of the American Academy of Special Needs Planners and other national organizations, as well as being the father of a special needs child, Mr. Olsen is keenly aware of the legal issues which every special needs family must address in order to provide a secure future for their loved ones. Our law firm can help you set up a comprehensive estate plan which will ensure that your loved one remains eligible for important government benefits while at the same time allowing you to set aside additional assets to meet your loved one’s other needs.
103 Schelter Road, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Wesley E Wright, Esq., Wright Abshire, Attorneys, PC
Every client has different wants and needs, whether it is naming an agent under a Texas durable power of attorney to handle your property and financial affairs if you are incapacitated or setting up a supplemental needs trust in order to ensure a disabled family member’s access to needed public benefits. Every client deserves the most experienced and knowledgeable elder law attorneys available. Wesley E. Wright and Molly Dear Abshire both share an intense, focused interest in legal issues that are very important to your well-being, whether it is setting up a Miller Trust fund or an advance directive. We are professionals committed to finding the best solutions for you. Our talented and innovative team will help you with the details of elder law issues, including legal guardianship in Texas, so you can enjoy life to the fullest.
4949 Bissonnet Street Bellaire, TX 77401
West Suburban Access News Association
A nationwide web site with over 500 posts of information for individuals with disabilities and their families. Information on ADA and other information is found on the web site which expects to welcome its 200,000 visitor before the end of 2009.
Wiscarson Law, A Professional Corporation
Our philosophy is simple – “The child is the client.” We remain focused on the child’s needs and legal entitlements. Our background and experience in both education law and special needs within our own families helps parents solve their child’s education issues. Education law is a complex and constantly evolving myriad of federal, regional and state rules, regulations and cases. As a parent, it is difficult to understand this ever-changing area of law and figure out how to apply it to your child’s unique situation. We can help you by working with you and your School District or Education Service District in a variety of ways. Wiscarson Law helps hundreds of families every year. In most situations, Wiscarson Law improves education for families and their children simply by working with school and district personnel. A small number of cases each year lead to some kind of formal legal process, such as state complaints, state due process filings and Office for Civil Rights Complaints. Of those cases that go to a formal legal process, 95.16% filed by Wiscarson Law are resolved favorably through negotiated settlements, rather than a formal decision-making process.
510 SW 3rd Avenue, Suite 439 Portland, Oregon 97204